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to the china advocacy. last year we have people who have a limited english language we want to obtain information for these people. in 70 an estimated 44 percent speak a language other than england more like chinese and russian and other languages. it's important for you our local agencies to effective community during a sdrafrs. especially we want to thank the organizations that the district that are advocating language assess. also i think a lot of my colleagues i've been seeing at the chinese festival we began celebrating already but if i want more information there's a great website you can assess and it's called chinese parade.com. but it shows everything from china down to the upcoming china ms. pageant and to the new years eve but i look forward to celebrating the year of the snack. i think my daughters favorite part is the lucky money that comes to kids to who are not married. there's many events going on all over the city. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk. i'm introducing a couple of requests today first is the hearing sponsored
a working together is - the boy tech companies are calling san francisco home. through china s f we have attracted you 15 companies from china. we we're expanding public partnership to china and asia and othe and others companies >> our record 4 four and a half million passengers floosz san francisco airport in 2012 up 8 percent last year with more expected in this year 2013. >> that's why we have to work together for the center and the budgeted committee will be taking up this week and we'll be competing with alaska and others large cities for trade shows. yes. but our economic recovery or our economic progress is not just taking place to mission bay or our own downtown i can see it in our commercial corridors and commissioner kim knows that no where that our neighbors are more deserving to the makts place. not even two years ago we offered a break for our payroll tax for businesses who agents to move in and create more jobs. this area in downtown has resisted growth. the results in two years time have been great. room for 5 thousand seven hundred jobs and behold now we're seeing the
legacy. thank you >> thank you. moving on >> we request china 13 caffeine and making the ports conference for the support staff. >> i'm sorry commissioner adams your recusing yourself from this. and you should make the motion to recuse >> i move that we recuse commissioner all these. >> now we go back to actually is there any public comment 1, 2, 3, 4. we go back to approve the commissioner to attend the china conference. >> so not. >> second. >> all in favor? resolution 1302 has passed. moving on >> item 10 a presentation on real estate and maritime revenues for the first quarter of 2012 and 13. >> good afternoon, commissioners aim nate with the real estate division i'm here with my colleagues to present the revenue that came 2012 and 13. without getting into all the details we'll just talking about some of the highlights. our vacancy rate is incredible low compared to our history as the market as a whole and it's due to the supply and demand side. the demand suicides has come up from the economy improving. and some tenants have been displaced who have taken up other p
and along geary boulevard and china town and so those are three districts in the invest in neighborhoods program. we are going to be working to get the ada out reach. the out reach that we partnered with aand d, asian neighborhood design and they helped us design this brochure as part of our... it functions as two things as part of the out reach with the ada out reach program and also as a brochure that property owners are required to provide to their tenants knew or when they renew their lease. >> there are two structures with the out reach program with asian neighborhood design. they go door-to-door in the targeted areas and talk to business owners, and we are trying this approach because we have seen that the city goes in and starts talking to business owners and they are sort of kind of a blank wall that happens and the listening, they tend to shut down and are intimidated and we are trying the approach of having a third party entity that is not government going in and having a conversation with the business owner. and so working with the business owner, and walking or doing an on-si
on the urban design guidelines and to work on china town, open space planning. to work on some street scape work in the hunter's shipyard area to focus on market street and in a position. and i have been working on this for a while and this budget allows us to do that. in the final planning we are looking at roughly two new positions, one would basically continue to work on puc projects but essentially it is a shift from the current position that is a puc position working in the department to a department employee who works on puc projects and funded by the puc and second a transportation planner that took not just on sequa but on longer range policy issues. >> and we are proposing two and a half positions next year bumping up to three in the following year for an it program, or to help on communications and the training and professional development coordinator. so those are the kind of major changes if you will. if you recall, the supplemental budget that you approved allows for ten new positions that will, or being introduced to the board next week, i believe. and that combined with this,
-breweries. they are requested and i brought a friend that wants to send containers of your beer to china tomorrow. and i said, you have to stand in line. i have 17 countries that want that beer as well. we have a great market. it's not just local san francisco. it's about where we are in our place today. and that anchor and the world series giant and our port of san francisco are on the map. but they are the international hub for everything that happened. and when we make things in san francisco, and this is the real pitch. that we make it for the whole world. we just don't make it for local consumption. whether clothing or confection or food. everyone is asking what do you have made in san francisco. because we want it in china and india and japan and europe, all over the place. because it means quality. it means well-manufactured products. it means people that enjoy their craft and what they do. and it also means a lot of local people get a lot of jobs out of it as well. with this, i will go quickly to the samples. and enjoy the day properly. and if i can be joined by the cameramen and women, i am sure tha
a funded and it funded chavez and broad way and china town, i am curious because it is a chunk money to do environmental justice work on. >> i think that is a place holder at this point anticipating that we will get something, but i don't know that we actually have the projects identified yet. >> okay. >> projects have to be within their guidelines. it is a place holder because we had good luck getting grants from this pot of money, so we have thrown it in there. >> okay. >> that is what she was saying. >> commissioner sugaya? >> yes. did the hvc throw out a number for you guys on the 05? or did they just... >> they did not, no. they just asked us to increase it. >> okay. >> all right. >> i had one other thing. never... >> to support commissioner moore, this is a two-year cycle. but each year we have to do another two years. >> that is right. >> if we find ourselves behind the eight ball on the commission side, and in the secretary whoever gets higher and does the staff that are there, under this particular scenario find themselves inundated with the kind of things that they would have to
of at least a portion of china basin park. you kept my name. because i think that it is important to have not just adjacentcy as a criteria for open space but also going along with the vertical development i think that it makes a much more attractive project if we could get at least a portion of that bay front park which really is the focus of this development build early, the second issue is the height. there has been a lot of discussion about how mission bay is squat and really ugly. with a maximum 160 foot high level. i am not saying that we should go back to the mission bay height because i agree it is squat. but the maximum range of 220 and 280 feet would be more acceptable and more in or more appropriate next to mission bay than the 320 to 380-foot levels. particularly on parcels a, and f. >> the third thing that we wanted to talk about is the original plan for pier 48 included quite a bit of publicly oriented space. public assembly space that was very much focused toward the water. and you know, 30 million dollars is a lot to spend on seismic up grades for public assemblies and i t
political leaders and we can argue to get our fair share of federal fund and the trade in china we learned is exceeding the united states so the west coast ports are going to be more and more important. we've got to carry the message to our political leaders >> so i did take notes on the items you asked for commissioner. do we have any new business >> any new business or public comments. francisco i know you listed yourself for other comments >> the reason i came here for public comments and because of my past history i have to comment. so one of the things missing in this presentation and or issues. some of the toongz have been removed. you should revisit to find out what that can do. and on port proprieties when had pollution in our base and we have to understand those things. we can talk about pier, however, we want to. we know there are some ammonia places. we have to look at it in this way we know that one time for over 10 thousand years the people kept this area press tin and somebody came in over here and polluted this area. we need to pay attention to environmental issues. so ou
did the chinese new year public safety kick off today. at the gates to china town and we will put out a campaign against the asian bag scams that we worked closely with the da's office, asian poa and project safe, chief beal was critical in putting that together, we got about 3,000 bags, that have, that reduced the bag scams in hong kong by about 80 percent. and we are hoping to have similar luck here so nobody else gets cheated. and very quickly, there has been a lot of press today about a search warrant that was issued and served yesterday, i am going over a cold case the kevin collins case from 84 and, the first one that was put on the milk car ton and we had good information that was developed and working with the f.b.i. we got a search warrant and the serve in alamena county allowed us to borrow two of the cadaver dogs, the dogs hit, both of them inside of the premise, and there was excavation done and bones found. and it appears that they are the bones of an animal. and the investigation goes and continues, there are more interviews to be done before we put out any picture id of
's not freedom. is economy. if ms. jane came -- go to china to come in this country, there's no rent control. if you go to vietnam, there is no rent control. if they come to this country they find beautiful houses being built, every year, every month. they create lot of house. then i pray for this conversion of t.i.c. to condominium. it's fair to the landlord and also fair to the tenants. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> actually call my name but i have to pick up my kid. can i speak? >> chair wiener: go ahead. >> sorry. my name is bobby i'm a wife and mother and lived in our unit for eight years and our entire building is owner occupied. we want to convert for all the reasons stated from those ahead of me. we pay 7% on our loan and we could be three and a quarter if we were a condo. the easier transferability due to life changes. one thing i wanted to address was the flipping concern and it's kind of maddening to be characterized as a greedy flipper. we -- and probably most t.i.c. owners don't stand to make a fortune when a unit converts. the conversion starts at 30,0
in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry. >> we do fund raisers for nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater, so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking. this is really an art object. there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was thr
. every day we serve around 70 to 80 very frail mono lingual china speaking seniors and i just want to take this time to ask your continued support in this home and community based services because we know the whole state is looking into the health care reform. this is so important we keep this kind of program intact. and i really appreciate during the past you have been supporting this program. i just let you know that during this past years, the cbac, community based adult services [speaker not understood] it has put tremendous burden in the program and the seniors. and [speaker not understood] caregiver and knowing her mother is no longer eligible for the cbac program and she had just become mentally distressed and commit suicide. fortunately our program continued to serve those seniors. so, she's able to be treated. so, i just let you know that this is tremendous impact to the family. so, the daughter now is being treated and she can continue to go to work and, so, this is so important in san francisco. we have so many caregivers and this program will really provide them opportu
and pier 48 bounded by china basin channel and third street and mission rock street and san francisco bay and adjacent to at&t park. >> good afternoon, commissioners, phil williamson, the manager for 337 and pier 48. i just want to give you an overview of what you will hear over the next half hour and i am here to introduce the program and the first speaker will be mike martin from the office of workforce department and his office is rolling this project and i will talk you through and walk you through the components of the term sheet and johnson's turn to come up and talk about the financial components before concluding, and so with that i would like to introduce mike martin from the office of workforce development >> thank you very much, phil. good afternoon, commissioners, mike martin i'm development project manager in the office of economic and workforce development. i wanted to take a few seconds at the beginning of our presentation today to give a little bit of the broader city-wide context of the project. basically for kind of linear story telling reasons we want to start with the
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